EDINBURGH Events are listed by city, day, type then alphabetically by name. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to email@example.com. Edinburgh listings are compiled by Henry Northmore. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
One-Offs FREE Animal Hospital at Sneaky Pete’s. 13 Oct, 11pm–3am. Techno and minimal night with decor and live visuals. FREE Dapper Dan’s at Sneaky Pete’s. 6 Oct, 11pm–5am. Default and Picassio promise ‘a wonky cocktail of beats’ on decks and FX. FREE Glock’n’Shpiel at the Store. 13 Oct, 11pm–3am. Hip hop and future funk. FREE Ride at Sneaky Pete’s. 29 Sep, 11pm–3am. Electro, indie and hip hop from Lauren and Chekkie.
✽✽ FREE Sick Note at Cabaret Voltaire. Weekly 11pm–3am.
Indie/electro night from the Cab, with residents from Clash and Spies in the Wires. With special guests Discopolis (live) on Thu 6 Oct. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. ■ Silent Disco at Electric Circus. 29 Sep, 11pm–3am. £tbc. You know the drill by now, don your headphones and dance to a selection of two channels of music from various DJs. FREE Spare at Sneaky Pete’s. 20 Oct, 11pm–3am. Dan Druce and friends play hench beats. Weekly ■ Bounce at Lola Lo. Weekly 10pm–3am. £tbc. DJ Johnny Frenetic will be providing the best in electro, house and chart mash-ups for your musical pleasures as Bounce restarts at Lola Lo. FREE Frisky at the Hive. Weekly 10pm–3am. Chart and dancefloor anthems in the main room with indie and 90s hits out back. FREE Funky Doodle Do at the Bongo Club. Weekly 11pm–3am. DJRed6 (of Give it Some! fame) returns with a night of ‘big drums, fat bass, soaring horns and chunky grooves’, in other words classic hip hop, funk, soul, disco, R&B and reggae. ■ Madame Belle’s at Lulu. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Hip hop, R&B, electro, house and dancefloor anthems with a burlesque twist. ■ Monstar Mash at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10pm–3am. £4. New mash-ups club special from the Liquid Rooms where dance, indie, rock and electro collide. FREE Movement at Electric Circus. Weekly 7pm–1am. The best new indie and classic dancefloor killers. ■ Octopussy at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 11pm–3am. £4. Student night of chart, R&B, electro and indie classics. FREE Packed at GHQ. Weekly 10pm–3am. JT spins the records every week. ■ Vanity at Opal Lounge. Weekly 10pm–3am. £5. Cutting edge soul, R&B, electro and funky house.
Friday One-Offs ■ [Awry] at Studio 24. 30 Sep, 9.30pm–3am. £6.50 before 11pm; £7.50 after. ‘Psychegaelic ceilidh’ with special guests The John Langan Band and Portnawak & The Woo. ■ B-Sides at Studio 24. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Rock and indie B- sides, covers, rarities and remixes. ■ Bedbug at Cabaret Voltaire. 14 Oct, 11pm–3am. £10. Dubstep and bass heavy club night. With guests Shy FX, Stamina MC, the Split DJs and Jigsaw. ■ bETAMAX at Studio 24. 14 Oct,
TO GO TO . . . CABARET VOLTAIRE ALTERNATIVE FRESHERS WEEK 1 SBTRKT Welcome to Edinburgh, say Cab Vol, as they introduce nine big student specials in a row. Allow us to take you through who’s appearing, starting with Young Turks-signed London producer Aaron Jerome, aka SBTRKT, playing at Sugarbeat. 2 The C90s Gasoline Dance Machine is a new Saturday night party from Cheap Picasso, Kris Wasabi and Nick Sick Note. This debut date will celebrate with a live set from London electro-pop duo C90s.
3 Clouds Young Perth techno duo Clouds will put on a noisy as hell show at Glasgow club Killer Kitsch’s Sunday night residency in the east.
4 Bang & Olufsen Probably the biggest Monday night Scotland’s likely to see all year, as Monday trade night Trade Union welcomes Bang & Olufsen, aka Alexis Hot Chip and Richard Grosvenor.
5 Utah Jazz Tuesday night is drum & bass night, and Split welcomes here producer Utah Jazz, alumnus of Hospital Records and V Recordings amongst others.
6 Parker Bristol bass producer and one half of The Beekeepers Parker interrupts the week with a set at major midweeker Slap Bang. 7 Discopolis Quite possibly Edinburgh’s new band of the year, Discopolis draw equally from confirmed influences M83 and Daft Punk. They’ll be playing live at indie night Sick Note.
8 Jackmaster One of Scotland’s DJing success stories of recent months, Jackmaster is part of Glasgow’s Numbers crew and the man who put together the FabricLive 57 mix. Catch his definitive party set at Cab Vol Stars.
9 XXXY Sick Note’s back for a Saturday edition, featuring Manchester house producer XXXY ending this alternative student’s party in style. All these clubs are weekly, fortnightly or monthly, though, so start all over again the very next day if you’re up to it. (David Pollock) ■ Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh, Fri 30 Sep–Sat 8 Oct.
52 THE LIST 22 Sep–20 Oct 2011
11pm–3am. £5 (£4). New mutant disco, post punk, new wave and 2Tone night hosted by Chris Fast (Vintage Violence), Gig Gus (The Go-Go) and Jake Barnes (Confusion is Sex). ■ Big Time at Electric Circus. 30 Sep, midnight–3am. 14 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. The best in old and new disco, funk, soul, reggae and rock’n’roll from Gav (Dapper Dan’s) and Jack (Slap Bang). ■ Bound For Glory at Cabaret Voltaire. 14 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Beefy and Flyin’ Saucer host this monthly night where all the door money goes to Oxfam, with a funk, house and electro soundtrack in the Cab’s Speakeasy. ✽✽ Cab Vol Stars at Cabaret Voltaire. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £6. The Cab Vol staff step to the fore and wrestle control of the decks, but then, seeing as their staff DJ at nights such as Xplicit, Coalition, This is Music, JungleDub and more, you’re still in safe hands. With special guest Jackmaster. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. ■ Compakt at Cabaret Voltaire. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. Free before midnight; £5 after. Techno night. Third birthday party with special guest Perc (Trax). ■ Confusion is Sex at the Bongo Club. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £7 (£6). Twisted and freaky mix of burlesque, glam techno, electro, indie punk and rock’n’roll. This month’s theme is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. ■ Cosmic at Studio 24. 14 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. A spaced-out night of psychedelic trance, with live percussion and visuals by VisualGnosis. ■ Departure Lounge at the Caves. 30 Sep, 10.30pm–3am. £7 in advance; £10 on the door. Heavyweight global sounds as Departure Lounge host another night of cosmic beats and futuristic funk. Joined by special guest Zed Bias (aka Maddslinky) who has dabbled in chunky house, UK garage, dubstep, soul and digital dub, plus a live set from Federation of the Disco Pimp. FREE ELECTROsexual at CC Blooms. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. Only the best, rarest, cheekiest, dirtiest remixes make it past the discerning ears of residents Lucky Luciano and KRN and host to Edinburgh’s gay scene’s only foam party. ■ Electrikal at the Store. 23 Sep, 11.30pm–2.30am. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £12. Funk, reggae and soul blended with dubstep, electro and hip hop. Dubstep and future bass from London-based producer 16-Bit, who’s recently worked with Bjork, Prof Green, and Noisia. ■ Four Corners at the Bongo Club. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £5 after. Your local one-stop shop for funk/soul/jazz/Latin/Afro/reggae dancefloor action and sizzling live percussion. FREE Friday Funk at CC Blooms. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. DJ Shelle la Belle does her best to get your booty shaking with a mix of funky tunes from past and present. Bar is open from 6pm. ■ Hispanic Festival Party Night at the Jazz Bar. 23 Sep, 8pm. £5. A Spanish-themed party night with all kinds of live music, plus flamenco dancing. ■ Hot Mess at Wee Red Bar. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 (£3). Gay club night for Edinburgh, where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of disco, hi- NRG, acid house, italo and electro from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron (Club for Heroes/Devil Disco Club). FREE Kanji Kinetic at the Store. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. Bristol-based producer Kanji Kinetic provides future sounds from Moombahton to UK garage. ■ Jackhammer at the Lane. 14 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £tbc. Techno night. Featuring an enviable double bill of guests with James Ruskin and Neil Landstrumm (live) plus Wolfjazz, Keyte, Gavin Richardson and Dave Cymbol. ■ Kapital at the Caves. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. Early bird £10; £12 after. A melodic mixture of deep minimal house
and stripped down techno. Hosting Oliver Huntemann’s Live Reactable Tour. FREE Leftism at the Store. 23 Sep, 11pm–3am. Left field eclectic stylings in The White Room with Bargain Harold (Sick Note, This Is Music) and friends. ■ LuckyMe at Sneaky Pete’s. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £5 ; members free. The scene setting taste makers at Glasgow record label/art collective LuckyMe head over to Edinburgh for more hip hop, dubstep and funky abstract beats. With Oneman (Rinse FM), The Blessings and Eclair FiFi. ■ Retro Catz at Electric Circus. 23 Sep, 7 Oct & 21 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £4 before midnight; £5 after. New retro club night hosted by the Pussy Galores with disco classics, 60s, 70s and 80s hits. ■ Robigan’s Reggae at Wee Red Bar. 23 Sep, 10.30pm–3am. £5. A night of reggae, dancehall and rocksteady. With very special guest Rhoda Dakar. ■ Soundburger at Studio 24. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £5/4 after. New club specialising in funk, rare groove, rock, psychedelia and jazz. ■ Sugarbeat at Cabaret Voltaire. 30 Sep, 11pm–3am. £9. It’s a mash up of breaks, beats, electro and anything else they can lay their hands from your hosts Tim & Jez (Utah Saints). With special guest SBTRKT. Part of Cabaret Voltaire Alternative Freshers Week. ■ Sugarhill at Cabaret Voltaire. 7 Oct, 10.30pm–3am. £5 or ladies free before 11.30pm. Hip hop, soul, R&B, dancehall and reggae club night in the Speakeasy. ✽✽ Tokyoblu at Teviot Row Union. midnight; £8 (£5 students) after. John Hutchison and Iain Gibson dish out the best in Chicago house, funky electro and disco. A massive ninth birthday party with the Tokyoblu DJs, Gabriel Kemp, Niall & Dennis McKervey, Little Grooves, Sounds of Soul, Soul Jam Hot, Brian & Lee, Damon Melvin & Nobad and live percussion from David McGeorge. ■ Wonky at the Bongo Club. 7 Oct, 11pm–3am. £5 before midnight; £7 (£5) after. Another night from the heads at Trouble who team up with Wolfjazz for a night of hip hop, beats, bass and dubstep with Afrobeat. Featuring the unique Balkan beats, electro and brass riffs of Grandma Staflash & The Furious Grandads. ■ Xplicit at the Bongo Club. 14 Oct, 11pm–3am. £tbc. Drum & bass, dubstep and other bassy beats. Guest to be confirmed. 23 Sep, 9pm–3am. £6 before
Weekly FREE Everybody at Electric Circus. Weekly 10pm–3am. The night starts with live band karaoke (until midnight) followed by a mix of pop, rock, indie, electro, disco and party tracks. ■ Evol at the Liquid Room. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. Free before 11.30pm; £6 after. Edinburgh’s longest running indie night. ■ Girls & Boys at the HMV Picture House. Weekly 12–3am. £5 (£3). Launch of Edinburgh’s biggest indie night with a rock attitude. ■ Lulu at Lulu. Weekly 9pm–2am. £tbc. Electro, club hits, sexy disco and chart favourites. ■ Misfits at the Hive. Weekly 9pm–3am. Free before 11pm; £4 after. DIY indie, electro, punk, rock and retro with bargain drinks. ■ Planet Earth at Citrus Club. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £1 before 11pm; £6 after. Music from 1976 through to 1989. In other words, a healthy dose of punk, new wave, new romantic and electro-pop (now with added 90s). ■ Skite at City Nightclub. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3 before midnight; £4 after. Big chart tunes and dance music. FREE The Rock Bomb at Opium. Weekly 10pm–2am. The best rock and metal from across the years. ■ This is Music at Sneaky Pete’s. Weekly 10.30pm–3am. £3; members